Top 10 American Metal Musicians Who Were In Non-American Bands


The Top Ten

1 Ronnie James Dio Ronnie James Dio Ronnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona; July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010) was an American heavy metal singer, songwriter and musician. He fronted and/or founded numerous groups including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell. He is credited with popularizing the "metal horns" hand gesture more.

Wasn't he born in New Hampshire? Also, R.I.P. - Metarock

Rainbow, Black Sabbath - UK.
Incredible musician and personality. R.I.P. Dio. - Metal_Treasure

We’ll never forget you, Ronnie!

2 Scott Travis Scott Travis Mark Scott Travis is a Grammy Award winning American rock musician, best known as the drummer for the English heavy metal band Judas Priest and the American heavy metal band Racer X.

The mighty drummer of Judas Priest - UK. He's been their drummer since 1989. His dream was to become a Judas Priest drummer. Bingo!
In 2016 he also joined the reformed lineup of Thin Lizzy, another European band. - Metal_Treasure

3 Gene Hoglan Gene Hoglan Eugene "Gene" Victor Hoglan II is an American drummer. He is acclaimed for his creativity in drum arrangements, including use of odd devices for percussion effects and his trademark lengthy double-kick drum rhythms.

Gene Hoglan is highly respected in the metal community.

Of course, he played for American bands, but also for non-American music acts - most often he played for Strapping Young Lad (Canada), and generally, for most of the Devin Townsend albums that aren't by Strapping Young Lad.

Seems these two clicked. - Metal_Treasure

4 Jeff Loomis Jeff Loomis Jeff Loomis is an American musician, best known for his role as lead guitarist in the progressive metal band Nevermore and death metal band Arch Enemy.

He's been in Arch Enemy since 2014 - a Swedish band. Jeff is one of the most technical metal guitarists. Just awesome. - Metal_Treasure

I love Jeff and Arch Enemy is sick - EliHbk

5 Tim 'Ripper' Owens Tim 'Ripper' Owens Timothy S. "Ripper" Owens is an American heavy metal singer who first gained attention as the lead singer of Judas Priest, and then Iced Earth. He took the nickname "Ripper" from the Judas Priest song "The Ripper" during his time in the tribute band "British Steel". He currently performs with Beyond more.

He was in Judas Priest, Yngwie Malmsteen - Metal_Treasure

6 Mike Terrana Mike Terrana

American drummer who played for Rage, Yngwie Malmsteen, Masterplan, Metalium, Tarja, Kiko Loureiro, and more. - Metal_Treasure

7 Joe Lynn Turner Joe Lynn Turner Joe Lynn Turner is an American singer, known for his works with hard rock/metal bands Rainbow, Yngwie Malmsteen and Deep Purple.

He was a singer for Rainbow, Yngwie Malmsteen - Metal_Treasure

8 Bobby Jarzombek Bobby Jarzombek Bobby Jarzombek is a heavy metal/progressive metal drummer and best known for his work with Halford, Sebastian Bach and Riot.

He played for Halford (Rob Halford solo project, UK) - Metal_Treasure

9 Amanda Somerville Amanda Somerville Amanda Somerville is an American singer-songwriter and vocal coach, known primarily for her work with many European symphonic metal bands.

Her work is mostly with European metal bands - symphonic and power metal bands (Avantasia, Kiske/Somerville). Besides, she's been a backing vocalist for many other bands - both studio and live. - Metal_Treasure

10 Mark Boals Mark Boals

One of Yngwie Malmsteen's singers.
He is a great singer - check out these songs and be convinced (he's flawless):
Yngwie Malmsteen - Liar, Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (Abba cover) - Metal_Treasure

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